Tag Archives: Advaita Vedanta

Sri Ramana Maharishi

14 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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Is there a mind in the first place ? What you call mind is an illusion. It starts from the ‘I’ thought. Without the gross or subtle senses you cannot be aware of the body or the mind. Still it is possible for you to be without these senses. In such a state you are either asleep or aware of the Self only. Awareness of the Self is ever there. Remain what you truly are and this question will not arise.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 181

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

13 Dec
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Whatever has a beginning must have an end. In the timeless all is perfect, here and now.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 419

Sri Ramana Maharishi

13 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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You were not self-reliant; you were ego-reliant. It is good that ego-reliance is banished and that you become truly Self-reliant.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 132

Sri Ramana Maharishi

12 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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You do not know what you were before birth, yet you want to know what you will be after death. Do you know what you are now ?

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 235

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

11 Dec
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Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

You are entangled in a web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 295

Sri Ramana Maharishi

11 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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Why raise these questions relating to events after death ? Why ask ‘Was I born ? Am I reaping fruits of my past karma,’ and so on ? They will not be raised some time hence when you fall asleep. Why ? Are you now different from the one in sleep ? You are not. Why do these questions arise now and not in sleep ? Find out.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 194

Sri Ramana Maharishi

10 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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The world does not tell you that it is of the individual mind or of the universal mind. It is only the individual mind that sees the world. When this mind disappears the world also disappears.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks‘, p 518